Youth Enterprise through Arts 2015-2017

YEA is a strategic partnership for Youth funded under the Erasmus+ funding programme.

It is a partnership of six organisations from UK, Ireland, France and Malta with a strong cross-sector focus.
1. Dungannon Enterprise Centre, the principal supplier of entrepreneurship education and training in South Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
2. RIDC a hub organisation working for community development and responsible for youth work services in Roscommon, Ireland.
3. Beam Creative Network, a youth work organization engaging over 100,000 young people in arts and drama programme, exploring issues such as diversity, cultural identity and conflict resolution.
4. Momentum, an accredited enterprise training centre with a specialization in online and blended learning.
5. Musique de Nuit Diffusion a cultural centre in Bordeaux working with disadvantaged youth.
6. VisMedNet, a Maltese youth work organisation whose programmes emphasise the validation of informal and non-formal learning.

YEA represents a new generation of project that treats entrepreneurship as a transversal skill and a mind set which empowers young people to recognise and solve problems, create value and design sustainable initiatives. Such an approach can be used in any field the young people chooses to apply it to, creating innovation in private or public sectors, at individual or community level.

The principal aim of YEA is to PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE by integrating entrepreneurship training into youth services in the field of creative, performing and digital arts. Rather than viewing entrepreneurship just as a means to self-employment, YEA is built on the premise that entrepreneurship is a transversal skill of relevance to all young people because of the numerous ways it can be employed to further their goals.

Read more on project website

One of the most important activities of VisMedNet Association in the YEA project is that of bringing together players in youth, education, the arts and social policy into one National Alliance. 

The mission of the YEA National Alliance for Malta will be that of

  • exploring best practice in integrating entrepreneurship education into creative arts / youth work, devising individual and collective commitments to action in a YEA ACTION PLAN and
  • identifying the best route possible to developing entrepreneurial mindset and skills in young people in Malta and Gozo, manifested in the young people developing a proposal for a cultural project or creative initiative which is innovative, sustainable and ready to attract funding.

Read more about the YEA National Alliance for Malta and Gozo


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